In an emergency:

Report it to Accident and Emergency (A&E). Call 999 and request an ambulance.

Report it to the police. Call 999. There is an option for silent support if talking will put you in danger.

Non-emergency:

If it isn’t an emergency, you can speak to your GP/healthcare professional, call the police non-emergency number 101 or attend any local police station.

Support available in the community

  • Nextlink is a local Bristol service providing support including safe houses, children’s services, dedicated black and minority ethnic services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service.
  • The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
  • BAVA (Bristol Against Violence and Abuse) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse against women and girls, and domestic and sexual violence against men.
  • SARSAS (Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support) provide information on the different types of sexual violence including domestic abuse.
  • Women’s Aid support for women and children in domestic abuse situations.
  • Refuge provides practical and legal support women, children and men suffering all forms of domestic abuse.
  • Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence.
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse helpline. Run by Galop, it provides emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.

Support for UWE Bristol students

  • You can contact UWE Bristol Safeguarding at safeguard@uwe.ac.uk for advice and support, and to think about how to keep yourself safe at UWE Bristol.
  • Need somebody to talk to? Find out the support options available at UWE Bristol.

Further support

View other areas of support. 

 

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